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I would always really character myself up like when I went in for, well I don’t know if you’re aware of “Foreverware”; did you ever see Eerie, Indiana? I did two Eerie, Indiana’s, both for Joe. There were two segments and the first one was called “Foreverware” and it was this really funny segment about people who preserve themselves in Tupperware, or “Foreverware”, as in the story. We had to sing and all this stuff and it was just crazy, okay? When I read it I called Joe up, after the audition when I got the part, and I said, “Look, if I’m going to do this I’m going to have to have a wig” and he said, “Why would you have to have a wig?” and I said, “Because I can’t play this character as me. I have an idea, just please I have to have a wig.” He says, “You don’t need a wig.” I said, “Joe, would you just please let me do this?” So he finally agreed, and I went to the hair department and I told them exactly what I wanted. To make a long story short when I was in college back in the day my roommate was Heather MacRae; and if you know Heather MacRae at all she had those blonde bangs with the straight blonde hair, you might remember her from Bang the Drum Slowly; she was wonderful in that. Anyway, she was an old friend of mine and I wanted to play her because she characterized this character for me. So I got this blonde wig that was just like her and I had wardrobe wardrobe me in this sort of lime green A frame dress and white go-go boots, et cetera. I walked on set and Joe takes one look at me and he almost fell over he was like, “Oh my God”. Well, the producers fell so in love with this character that they, two episodes later, brought my character back and gave me a set of twins; and it was in the one called “Hole in the Wall Gang” with Hoyt Axton and they had me standing in the bank with my daughter and she’s dressed with the little blond wig and the green A frame dress and white go-go boots and it was really visually very, very funny.

So, Joe always allowed me a lot of creative freedom; but I always had to audition for him except for in The Howling.
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Remember the Hocus Pocus pins [livejournal.com profile] scheherezhad linked to last year? Well, they had a memorial day sale and I decided to treat myself:

Mary, Sara, Winifred, the book and the black flame candle:

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And an RV and a stack of pancakes for the subtle Eerie references:

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And this little skull in a hat because he reminded me of Dereek Landy's Skullduggery Pleasant books:

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Your themed episodes for the month of June are "ATM with a Heart of Gold" and "Foreverware"
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With the release of the Goosebumps movie, I have been re-visiting some episodes (I was a fan of the books and the show). While watching some of my favorite episodes, I was reminded of another TV series I really enjoyed as a child : Eerie, Indiana.

This short-lived show (only 19 episodes) aired for the first time in 1991 but gained more popularity when re-runs were broadcasted on Fox Kids. Eerie, Indiana also aired in the mid-nineties in my country and that’s when I discovered it.

Marshall Teller and his family move from New Jersey to Indiana, in a small town called Eerie. But Eerie is not your average country town. It is, as Marshall puts it, “the center of weirdness for the entire planet”. Strange events occur on a weekly basis in Eerie, Indiana and it is up to Marshall and his friend Simon to investigate and gather evidence.

Re-watching shows you used to love as a child is tricky as you often end up disappointed. However, this was not the case with Eerie, Indiana. The show holds up quite well, even by today’s standards. Of course, I started watching out of nostalgia but ended up watching all 19 episodes in the span of 2 days and fell in love with the show again.

Eerie, Indiana is superior to Goosebumps in my opinion. The acting is quite good for a children television series and the stories are interesting. The most recognizable face in the show is Omri Katz, best known for playing the main character in Hocus Pocus.

One of the strongest point of the show is its great atmosphere : it is Twin Peaks for kids ! Having the episodes being partly narrated by Marshall, as he writes in his journal, is a great choice and really gives a good rhythm to the stories. The show also has a lot of references to horror pop culture, which put a smile on my face every time !

I watched the show online but loved it so much, I ordered the Eerie, Indiana DVD Boxset. Though the entire series is worth watching, here are three episodes I recommend :

Episode 1 | Foreverware : A great introduction to the series in which Marshall and Simon must investigate a very special type of container that keeps things…and people…fresh forever ! This episode was imaginative and fun and is a great start to the series.

Episode 8 | Dead Letter : Marshall finds an old letter and upon opening it, a young man appears and harasses Marshall until he delivers the letter. A classic tale of tragic lovers and ghosts. This episode also guest stars a young Tobey Maguire.

Episode 13 | The Broken Record : Marshall’s friend is struggling with a verbally-abusive father until he discovers a rock band and his behavior changes dramatically. This is a heavy subject for a children television series and they handled it quite well. Also, the concept of secret messages recorded on vinyl records is incorporated in the story in a very smart manner.
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Buttermilk pancakes with pink and blue icing infinity symbol, and bubblegum hot chocolate with whipped cream and pink and blue sparkles.

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3D printed jackalope skull by Kelpie Creations.

Glittery blue jackalope skull by Curiology (get 10% off your first order by entering your email address).

Foreverware mug by me.
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With the release of the Goosebumps movie, I have been re-visiting some episodes (I was a fan of the books and the show). While watching some of my favorite episodes, I was reminded of another TV series I really enjoyed as a child : Eerie, Indiana.

This short-lived show (only 19 episodes) aired for the first time in 1991 but gained more popularity when re-runs were broadcasted on Fox Kids. Eerie, Indiana also aired in the mid-nineties in my country and that’s when I discovered it.

Marshall Teller and his family move from New Jersey to Indiana, in a small town called Eerie. But Eerie is not your average country town. It is, as Marshall puts it, “the center of weirdness for the entire planet”. Strange events occur on a weekly basis in Eerie, Indiana and it is up to Marshall and his friend Simon to investigate and gather evidence.

Re-watching shows you used to love as a child is tricky as you often end up disappointed. However, this was not the case with Eerie, Indiana. The show holds up quite well, even by today’s standards. Of course, I started watching out of nostalgia but ended up watching all 19 episodes in the span of 2 days and fell in love with the show again.

Eerie, Indiana is superior to Goosebumps in my opinion. The acting is quite good for a children television series and the stories are interesting. The most recognizable face in the show is Omri Katz, best known for playing the main character in Hocus Pocus.

One of the strongest point of the show is its great atmosphere : it is Twin Peaks for kids ! Having the episodes being partly narrated by Marshall, as he writes in his journal, is a great choice and really gives a good rhythm to the stories. The show also has a lot of references to horror pop culture, which put a smile on my face every time !

I watched the show online but loved it so much, I ordered the Eerie, Indiana DVD Boxset. Though the entire series is worth watching, here are three episodes I recommend :

Episode 1 | Foreverware : A great introduction to the series in which Marshall and Simon must investigate a very special type of container that keeps things…and people…fresh forever ! This episode was imaginative and fun and is a great start to the series.

Episode 8 | Dead Letter : Marshall finds an old letter and upon opening it, a young man appears and harasses Marshall until he delivers the letter. A classic tale of tragic lovers and ghosts. This episode also guest stars a young Tobey Maguire.

Episode 13 | The Broken Record : Marshall’s friend is struggling with a verbally-abusive father until he discovers a rock band and his behavior changes dramatically. This is a heavy subject for a children television series and they handled it quite well. Also, the concept of secret messages recorded on vinyl records is incorporated in the story in a very smart manner.
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I'll be honest, if I was a parent, I'd be thinking about sealing my kids up for the next couple of years too...


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But of Joe’s films if you asked me my favorite I would have to say all of them. I just love working with Joe because it was always fun. Even in ‘Eerie Indiana’, once he let me have my wig (laughs). Without my wig I would have been dead, by the way. I would have felt too exposed. That wig gave me a character from which to work, you know?

There I was on an episode of 'Eerie Indiana’ called ‘Foreverware’ that Joe wanted me to do (I did have to audition) and when I got the part I thought, “Oh, gosh, this was so unlike me” so I said, “Joe, please, could I have a wig?”

He said, “What are you talking about?”

I just said, “Please, let me have a wig, I really need it.”

At first he kept asking me, “A wig? What do you need a wig for?” and went through his whole kind of conniption before he finally said, “Okay, sure, go see the hair lady.”

So I go into the hair lady and I say, “Look, I kind of want to do a tribute to my ex roommate from college Heather MacRae and I wanted to get this wig with blonde bangs and straight blonde hair and wear this lime green A frame dress with the white go go boots. This is what Heather looked like when I went to college with her so here I show up on set in this wig and outfit and Joe and the producers completely drop to the ground. They loved that character so much that they brought her back for another 'Eerie Indiana’ and gave me twin girls, actually they were used one at a time, as my daughter and gave her a blonde wig to match mine and the A frame dress and white go go boots (laughs).

These are how characters are made. Like I love creating those characters

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